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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231590/endotypes-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-biomarkers-based-on-a-mechanistic-insight-for-targeted-treatment
#1
Martin Wagenmann, Kathrin Scheckenbach, Adam M Chaker
Chronic rhinosinusitis is an umbrella term for several phenotypes and mechanistically distinct inflammatory diseases of the nose and the paranasal sinuses affecting around 11% of the population in Europe and the USA. Approximately 20% of the patients present with uncontrolled disease despite adequate treatment, and revision surgery is common. While a clinical characterization alone does not improve treatment results, novel but expensive biologics have increasingly become available, but they require a better understanding of the mechanism...
February 24, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231576/molecular-markers-involved-in-tumorigenesis-of-thyroid-carcinoma-focus-on-aggressive-histotypes
#2
Gustavo C Penna, Fernanda Vaisman, Mario Vaisman, Manuel Sobrinho-Simões, Paula Soares
Thyroid cancer derived from follicular cells (TCDFC) comprises well-differentiated (papillary and follicular) carcinoma, poorly differentiated carcinoma, and anaplastic carcinoma. Papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most common endocrine cancer, and its incidence is steadily increasing. Lethality and aggressiveness of TCDFC is inversely correlated with differentiation degree. In this review, an emphasis has been put on molecular markers involved in tumorigenesis of thyroid carcinoma with a focus on aggressive histotypes and the role of such biomarkers in predicting thyroid cancer outcome...
February 24, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231574/biomarkers-in-allergic-airway-disease-simply-complex
#3
Adam M Chaker, Ulrich M Zissler, Martin Wagenmann, Carsten Schmidt-Weber
Clinical diagnoses of allergic airway disease need confirmation of a relevant sensitization to allergens. Serum-based component-resolved diagnosis has become increasingly popular and allows the precise assessment of specific IgE to molecular allergens. Molecular allergen diagnosis has improved our understanding of disease phenotypes in allergic patients, including cross-reactive patterns and food allergy. Beyond sensitization profiles, characterization of the (endo-)type and severity of a local allergic disease is useful for targeted therapy with biologics in advanced allergic airway disease...
February 24, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231282/mindboggling-morphometry-of-human-brains
#4
Arno Klein, Satrajit S Ghosh, Forrest S Bao, Joachim Giard, Yrjö Häme, Eliezer Stavsky, Noah Lee, Brian Rossa, Martin Reuter, Elias Chaibub Neto, Anisha Keshavan
Mindboggle (http://mindboggle.info) is an open source brain morphometry platform that takes in preprocessed T1-weighted MRI data and outputs volume, surface, and tabular data containing label, feature, and shape information for further analysis. In this article, we document the software and demonstrate its use in studies of shape variation in healthy and diseased humans. The number of different shape measures and the size of the populations make this the largest and most detailed shape analysis of human brains ever conducted...
February 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231264/precision-engineering-for-prrsv-resistance-in-pigs-macrophages-from-genome-edited-pigs-lacking-cd163-srcr5-domain-are-fully-resistant-to-both-prrsv-genotypes-while-maintaining-biological-function
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Christine Burkard, Simon G Lillico, Elizabeth Reid, Ben Jackson, Alan J Mileham, Tahar Ait-Ali, C Bruce A Whitelaw, Alan L Archibald
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is a panzootic infectious disease of pigs, causing major economic losses to the world-wide pig industry. PRRS manifests differently in pigs of all ages but primarily causes late-term abortions and stillbirths in sows and respiratory disease in piglets. The causative agent of the disease is the positive-strand RNA PRRS virus (PRRSV). PRRSV has a narrow host cell tropism, limited to cells of the monocyte/macrophage lineage. CD163 has been described as a fusion receptor for PRRSV, whereby the scavenger receptor cysteine-rich domain 5 (SRCR5) region was shown to be an interaction site for the virus in vitro...
February 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231055/the-role-of-extracellular-vesicle-micrornas-in-cancer-biology
#6
Ryou-U Takahashi, Marta Prieto-Vila, Ai Hironaka, Takahiro Ochiya
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) constitute a large family of small, approximately 20-22 nucleotide non-coding RNAs that regulate the expression of target genes, mainly at the post-transcriptional level. Multiple studies report that miRNAs are involved in homeostatic maintenance and that aberrant expression of miRNAs is often observed in various types of diseases, including cancer. In cancer biology, miRNAs exert functional roles in tumor initiation, drug resistance, and metastasis. MiRNAs are also secreted through small vesicles called exosomes, which are endosome-derived vesicles derived from various cell types including immune and tumor cells...
February 23, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230744/s-allylmercaptocysteine%C3%A2-attenuates%C3%A2-cisplatin-induced%C3%A2-nephrotoxicity%C3%A2-through%C3%A2-suppression%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-apoptosis-%C3%A2-oxidative%C3%A2-stress-%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-inflammation
#7
Xiaosong Zhu, Xiaoyan Jiang, Ang Li, Zhongxi Zhao, Siying Li
Cisplatin is a potent chemotherapeutic agent, but its clinical usage is limited by nephrotoxicity. S-allylmercaptocysteine (SAMC), one of the water-soluble organosulfur garlic derivatives, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and plays an important role in protecting cells from apoptosis. This study aims to examine the protective effects of SAMC on cisplatin nephrotoxicity and to explore the mechanism of its renoprotection. Rats were treated with cisplatin with or without pre-treatment with SAMC...
February 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228756/agonistic-anti-pdgf-receptor-autoantibodies-from-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-impact-human-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells-function-in-vitro
#8
Silvia Svegliati, Donatella Amico, Tatiana Spadoni, Colomba Fischetti, Doreen Finke, Gianluca Moroncini, Chiara Paolini, Cecilia Tonnini, Antonella Grieco, Marina Rovinelli, Armando Gabrielli
One of the earliest events in the pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis (SSc) is microvasculature damage with intimal hyperplasia and accumulation of cells expressing PDGF receptor. Stimulatory autoantibodies targeting PDGF receptor have been detected in SSc patients and demonstrated to induce fibrosis in vivo and convert in vitro normal fibroblasts into SSc-like cells. Since there is no evidence of the role of anti-PDGF receptor autoantibodies in the pathogenesis of SSc vascular lesions, we investigated the biologic effect of agonistic anti-PDGF receptor autoantibodies from SSc patients on human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells and the signaling pathways involved...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228705/her2-orientated-therapy-in-early-and-metastatic-breast-cancer
#9
REVIEW
Severine Iborra, Elmar Stickeler
Due to the enhanced understanding of molecular oncology and signaling pathways in breast cancer (BC), therapy management has undergone a major transformation, especially with the emergence of treatment tailored to individual disease characteristics. In the case of HER2-positive early or metastatic BC, targeted therapies are well established and remain a major focus of ongoing research. The introduction of anti-HER2 biologicals such as trastuzumab, pertuzumab, and T-DM1 has made targeted and personalized treatment possible and has clearly improved disease-free and overall survival in patients with HER2-positive BC...
December 2016: Breast Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228641/evaluation-of-trained-immunity-by-%C3%AE-1-3-d-glucan-on-murine-monocytes-in-vitro-and-duration-of-response-in-vivo
#10
Pablo Garcia-Valtanen, Ruth Marian Guzman-Genuino, David L Williams, John D Hayball, Kerrilyn R Diener
The β-1, 3 (D)-glucan (β-glucan) present in the cell wall of Candida albicans induces epigenetic changes in human monocytes resulting in primed macrophages exhibiting increased cytokine responsiveness to reinfection. This phenomenon is referred to as trained immunity or innate immune memory. However, whether β-glucan can reprogram murine monocytes in vitro or induce lasting effects in vivo has yet to be elucidated. Thus purified murine spleen-derived monocytes were primed with β-glucan in vitro and assessed for markers of differentiation and survival...
February 23, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228173/optimization-of-vascular-casting-for-three-dimensional-fluorescence-cryo-imaging-of-collateral-vessels-in-the-ischemic-rat-hindlimb
#11
Janina C V Schwarz, Monique G J T B van Lier, Erik N T P Bakker, Judith de Vos, Jos A E Spaan, Ed VanBavel, Maria Siebes
Development of collateral vessels, arteriogenesis, may protect against tissue ischemia, however, quantitative data on this process remain scarce. We have developed a technique for replicating the entire arterial network of ischemic rat hindlimbs in three dimensions (3D) based on vascular casting and automated sequential cryo-imaging. Various dilutions of Batson's No. 17 with methyl methacrylate were evaluated in healthy rats, with further protocol optimization in ischemic rats. Penetration of the resin into the vascular network greatly depended on dilution; the total length of casted vessels below 75 µm was 13-fold higher at 50% dilution compared with the 10% dilution...
February 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226951/generating-physically-realistic-kinematic-and-dynamic-models-from-small-data-sets-an-application-for-sit-to-stand-actions
#12
Robert Peter Matthew, Victor Shia, Gentiane Venture, Ruzena Bajcsy, Robert Peter Matthew, Victor Shia, Gentiane Venture, Ruzena Bajcsy, Robert Peter Matthew, Gentiane Venture, Victor Shia, Ruzena Bajcsy
Kinematic and dynamic models are used to create simplified, yet accurate representations of reality. In application to biological systems, there is often a choice on what level of complexity is appropriate for the model. This paper introduces a structured method for obtaining an accurate model that can represent the sit-to-stand motion and reproduce the associated contact forces in the standing phase. These models are generated from small datasets, just five measured sit-to-stand actions, and result in simple, physically realisable dynamic models...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226773/biclustering-strategies-for-genetic-marker-selection-in-gynecologic-tumor-cell-lines
#13
A Alevyzaki, S Sfakianakis, E S Bei, E Obermayr, R Zeillinger, D Fotiadis, M Zervakis, A Alevyzaki, S Sfakianakis, E S Bei, E Obermayr, R Zeillinger, D Fotiadis, M Zervakis, R Zeillinger, D Fotiadis, E S Bei, S Sfakianakis, M Zervakis, A Alevyzaki, E Obermayr
Over the past few decades great interest has been focused on cell lines derived from tumors, because of their usability as models to understand the biology of cancer. At the same time, advanced technologies such as DNA-microarrays have been broadly used to study the expression level of thousands of genes in primary tumors or cancer cell lines in a single experiment. Results from microarray analysis approaches have provided valuable insights into the underlying biology and proven useful for tumor classification, prognostication and prediction...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225869/extremely-elevated-il-18-levels-may-help-distinguish-systemic-onset-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-from-other-febrile-diseases
#14
Y Xia, P Cui, Q Li, F Liang, C Li, J Yang
The aim of this research was to explore whether IL-18 can be a serological marker for the diagnosis of systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA). A total of 23 sJIA patients (13 males, median age 8.2), 20 acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients, 18 patients with severe infections (SIF), 26 Kawasaki disease (KD) patients, 18 juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients, and 25 healthy control patients were selected for this study. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) were used to determine the serum concentrations of the S100A8, S100A9, and IL-6 proteins...
February 16, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225502/associations-between-prospective-symptom-changes-and-slow-wave-activity-in-patients-with-internet-gaming-disorder-a-resting-state-eeg-study
#15
Yeon Jin Kim, Jun-Young Lee, Sohee Oh, Minkyung Park, Hee Yeon Jung, Bo Kyung Sohn, Sam-Wook Choi, Dai Jin Kim, Jung-Seok Choi
The identification of the predictive factors and biological markers associated with treatment-related changes in the symptoms of Internet gaming disorder (IGD) may provide a better understanding of the pathophysiology underlying this condition. Thus, the present study aimed to identify neurophysiological markers associated with symptom changes in IGD patients and to identify factors that may predict symptom improvements following outpatient treatment with pharmacotherapy. The present study included 20 IGD patients (mean age: 22...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225114/the-new-supramolecular-nano-aggregate-curcumin-cucurbit-7-uril-synthesis-photophysical-properties-and-biocompatibility-evaluation
#16
Leandro Araújo de Azevedo, Leonis Lourenço da Luz, Jamylle Nunes de Souza Ferro, Emiliano Barreto, Ricardo Oliveira Silva, Severino Alves, Iane Bezerra Vasconcelos Alves
The supramolecular nano-aggregate CUR-CB[7] (CUR = curcumin and CB[7] = cucurbit[7]uril) was efficiently prepared by mixing CUR and CB[7] at a molar ratio of 1 : 1 in ethanol at room temperature. The supramolecular aggregate formation was evidenced by mainly FTIR, (1)H NMR, DOSY and spectroscopy experiments. The supramolecular arrangement promotes the increase in the solubility and stability of CUR without affecting the biological properties of the A549 cells. The luminescence properties of CUR and CUR-CB[7] show anti-Kasha's rule fluorescence, and their remarkable NIR emission enables this material to be used as a luminescent probe and marker for in vivo tracking and structural integrity monitoring of the supramolecular complex...
February 22, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224352/hcv-management-in-resource-constrained-countries
#17
REVIEW
Seng Gee Lim
With the arrival of all-oral directly acting antiviral (DAA) therapy with high cure rates, the promise of hepatitis C virus (HCV) eradication is within closer reach. The availability of generic DAAs has improved access to countries with constrained resources. However, therapy is only one component of the HCV care continuum, which is the framework for HCV management from identifying patients to cure. The large number of undiagnosed HCV cases is the biggest concern, and strategies to address this are needed, as risk factor screening is suboptimal, detecting <20% of known cases...
February 21, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224232/effects-of-traumeel-tr14-on-recovery-and-inflammatory-immune-response-after-repeated-bouts-of-exercise-a-double-blind-rct
#18
Kerstin Muders, Christian Pilat, Vanessa Deuster, Torsten Frech, Karsten Krüger, Jörn Pons-Kühnemann, Frank-Christoph Mooren
PURPOSE: The purpose of this double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial was to investigate the effects of the natural combination medicine Traumeel (Tr14) consisting of 14 diluted biological and mineral components on the inflammatory immune response and recovery up to 72 h after repetitive bouts of bicycle tests. METHODS: Antigen-stimulated IL-1ra and IL-6 were defined as primary outcome measures. Moreover, various immunological and serum muscle damage markers were investigated...
February 21, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224056/evaluation-and-comparison-of-fta-card-and-ctab-dna-extraction-methods-for-non-agricultural-taxa
#19
Chloe S Siegel, Florence O Stevenson, Elizabeth A Zimmer
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: An efficient, effective DNA extraction method is necessary for comprehensive analysis of plant genomes. This study analyzed the quality of DNA obtained using paper FTA cards prepared directly in the field when compared to the more traditional cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB)-based extraction methods from silica-dried samples. METHODS: DNA was extracted using FTA cards according to the manufacturer's protocol. In parallel, CTAB-based extractions were done using the automated AutoGen DNA isolation system...
February 2017: Applications in Plant Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223179/biological-aspects-of-axonal-damage-in-glaucoma-a-brief-review
#20
REVIEW
Ernst R Tamm, C Ross Ethier, Claude Burgoyne, C Ross Ethier, Ernst R Tamm, Cheri Stowell, John E Dowling, Crawford Downs, Mark H Ellisman, Steven Fisher, Brad Fortune, Marcus Fruttiger, Tatjana Jakobs, Geoffrey Lewis, Claire H Mitchell, John Morrison, Sansar C Sharma, Ian Sigal, Michael Sofroniew, Lin Wang, Janey Wiggs, Samuel Wu, Richard H Masland
Intraocular pressure (IOP) is a critical risk factor in glaucoma, and the available evidence derived from experimental studies in primates and rodents strongly indicates that the site of IOP-induced axonal damage in glaucoma is at the optic nerve head (ONH). However, the mechanisms that cause IOP-induced damage at the ONH are far from understood. A possible sequence of events could originate with IOP-induced stress in the ONH connective tissue elements (peripapillary sclera, scleral canal and lamina cribrosa) that leads to an increase in biomechanical strain...
February 18, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
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